16 Dishes You Can Eat at Spam Jam 2018
Here are some of the Spam-inspired creations local restaurants are concocting for this weekend.
Those Spam slippers are looking a little ragged and you would like to upgrade your Spam headphones to Spam earbuds. We hear you.
Fortunately, Spam Jam is happening Saturday, when we celebrate all things made with the meat in the rectangular blue can. There is, of course, the usual pig- and Spam-inspired gear for sale but most go for the food. This year, the festival has the biggest lineup of restaurants ever—22—dishing up everything from Spam kouign amann to the usual musubi.
Here is a look at 16 dishes being served up on Kalākaua Avenue this weekend, plus some random Spam facts from spam.com, so you can impress the other #spamfans. Street cred.
Rice, furikake and fried Spam topped with dynamite sauce and green onion. $6.
Spam and Kobe Beef Premium Loco Moco
Kobe beef, thick gravy, a soft egg and a slice of personalized Aloha Table Spam. $10.
Spam Monkey Bread
A Great American Spam Championship recipe winner, this traditional bread is baked with a cinnamon caramel topping and a healthy dose of Spam. Price unavailable.
Búho Mexican Cocina and Cantina
Two Spam Tacos or One Burrito
Tortillas with sautéed cubes of Spam, onion, corn and salsa topped with a handful of greens. $8.
Eggs ’n Things
Mini Haupia Spam Cheesecake Cups with Chocolate Oreo Crust
Cheesecake. Oreos. Spam. Hmm. Price unavailable.
Flour & Barley
Spam, bacon, Maui Gold pineapple, mozzarella and calabrian chili on top of a classic pizza crust. $7.
Local Kine Spam Wonton Nachos
Crispy fried Asian chips topped with Spam, pickled cucumber, pineapple salsa, cucumber wasabi, Sriracha and fresh green onion. $7.
Spam Poke Bowl
Cubed Spam in poke seasoning. Price unavailable.
Spicy Buffalo-style Spam Sandwich
Spam fried in a mix of cayenne-based hot sauce, vinegar, butter and various other seasonings, perched on a slaw of celery, green apple and lettuce in a brioche bun. $8.
Kona Coffee Purveyors
b. patisserie Spam Furikake Kouign Amann
The buttery, flakey lovechild of a croissant and a palmier filled with salty spam and furikake. $7.
Pineapple and Teriyaki Spam Burger
Local grass-fed beef patties doused with teriyaki sauce, Spam and pineapple. $8.
Noi Thai Cuisine
Pineapple Spam Fried Rice
The restaurant’s popular pineapple fried rice with chunks of sautéed spam, shredded omelet, green mango, green beans and sweet pork. $12.
PF Chang’s Hawai‘i
Spam Lo Mein Noodles
The classic Chinese dish of lo mein noodles, stir-fried veggies and mushrooms with Spam instead of char siu. $9.
Reef Bar & Market Grill
50/50 Spam Reuben sliders
A half-corned-beef-and-half-Spam patty is served on a slider with sauerkraut, pineapple, Russian dressing and melted Swiss cheese. $12.
Spam-loaded Tater Tots
Tater tots drizzled with cheese sauce and cubes of fried Spam. $7.
The traditional fried balls of egg batter filled with Spam instead of tako, and topped with takoyaki sauce, mayo and dried bonito. $5.
Spam Jam Festival is Saturday, April 28 from 4 to 10 p.m. on Kalākaua Avenue between Seaside and Lili‘uokalani avenues. Spamjamhawaii.com.